Applied Methods for Agriculture and Natural Resource Management

A Festschrift in Honor of Richard E. Howitt

  • Siwa Msangi
  • Duncan MacEwan

Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 50)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Siwa Msangi
    Pages 1-7
  3. Applied Methods for Agricultural Production and Sector Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Peter Berck, Lunyu Xie
      Pages 37-46
  4. Applied Methods for Water Resource Management

  5. Application of Information-Theoretic Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Richard E. Howitt, Siwa Msangi
      Pages 129-144
    3. Duncan MacEwan, Richard E. Howitt
      Pages 145-169
  6. Using Quantitative Methods to Inform Decision-Making in Agricultural and Resource Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Kazim Konyar, George Frisvold
      Pages 189-211
    3. Siwa Msangi, Kennedy Were, Bernard Musana, Joseph Mudiope, Leonidas Dusengemungu, Lucas Tanui et al.
      Pages 213-260

About this book


This book assesses recent developments in the analysis of agricultural policy and water resource management, and highlights the utility and theoretical rigor of quantitative methods for modeling agricultural production, market dynamics, and natural resource management. In diverse case studies of the intersection between agriculture, environmental quality and natural resource sustainability, the authors analyze economic behavior - both at aggregate as well as at individual agent-level - in order to highlight the practical implications for decision-markers dealing with environmental and agricultural policy. The volume also addresses the challenges of doing robust analysis with limited data, and discusses the appropriate empirical approaches that can be employed. 
The studies in this book were inspired by the work of Richard E. Howitt, Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of California at Davis, USA, whose career has focused on the application of robust empirical methods to address concrete policy problems. 


Positive Mathematical Programming Water Resource Management Natural Resource Management Positive Symmetric Programming Hydro-Economic Modeling Water Quality Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Siwa Msangi
    • 1
  • Duncan MacEwan
    • 2
  1. 1.Silver SpringUSA
  2. 2.ERA Economics Consulting DavisUSA

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